Racine & Me: Forest Therapy Series & More!

Racine & Me: Forest Therapy Series & More!

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RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- Our friend Cari Greving from Real Racine joined us in studio to talk about some fun upcoming events. 

First, we discussed the Chainsaw Carving & Art Forest Festival.

River Bend Nature Center hosts its annual Chainsaw Carving & Art Forest Festival soon! During the free event, the public is invited to watch chainsaw artists create incredible sculptures from logs and then join the bidding when all carvings go to a lively public auction. Admission is FREE!

The event is on October 2, 2022 at 3600 N. Green Bay Road, River Bend Nature Center, WI. The time is from 9 am to 3 pm! 

Greving also discussed Oktoberfest of Greater Racine! The event is presented by Educator's Credit Union from September 22-25th.

You can celebrate a state of GEMÜTLICHKEIT at the area's LARGEST Oktoberfest Celebration including live music, games, food, fun, and of course, BEER! This event is FREE to Attend and is hosted by the Franksville Craft Beer Garden and presented by Educator's Credit Union. The event happens at 9614 Northwestern Ave., Franksville Craft Beer Garden, WI from 5-9 pm. 

Nature Nuggets is also coming up! It's an exciting new nature program for children is coming to Mount Pleasant on Saturday mornings this fall! The Mount Pleasant Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Health Perceptions, LLC are offering classes for children 3-6 years. Children will participate in experiences that connect them with nature and combine cognitive and sensory learning for Saturday morning fun! Fall/winter sessions starting now! September 17, 2022 - December 17, 2022 Time:9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Preservation Racine's Tour of Historic Places was also discussed. It's the 45th Annual Tour of Racine's Historical Sites. It's happening on September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022 and will happen at various locations from 12-5:30 pm. The ticket price is $20. 

Cari also talked about the Forest Therapy Series! “A walk in the woods” has long been viewed as therapeutic. Now there is research to demonstrate that. Enjoy a guided walk through the woods and lakefront of the Siena grounds based on the practice of Forest Therapy. Each two-hour experience will include brief explanations of the history and science of Forest Therapy, personal reflection time, and community building. The sessions balance guided events that provide structure and opportunities for creativity and serendipity. Enjoy experiencing nature through the senses and taking time for tea with the group. Based on the Japanese practice of “forest bathing,” Forest Therapy is a science-based experience of wellness and connection with natural environments. It is based on the principle that we humans are a part of nature, not separate from it, and are related to all other beings in fundamental ways. Come to all sessions, a few, or just one. Saturday, October 1, 2022; 10:00am—12:00noon Sunday, January 22, 2023; 1:00pm—3:00pm Sunday, May 7, 2023; 1:00pm—3:00pm Saturday, August 5, 2023; 10;00am—12:00noon Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Cost: $15 per session

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